27 April 2007

Not a case of 'plus ça change...'

They might still use the rhetoric of Left v Right, but the presidential election confirms that those days are past in French politics, too.

24 April 2007

Yeltsin: the West’s hero-turned-scapegoat

From ‘warrior for democracy’ to drunken buffoon: the former Russian president’s reputation was made and broken by Western pundits.

14 February 2007

Exposed: the myth of the World Cup ‘sex slaves’

It was widely claimed that 40,000 women would be trafficked into Germany as prostitutes during the 2006 World Cup. New EU reports seen by spiked suggest that nothing of the sort happened.

13 February 2007

War and deception in the Netherlands

Black Book, Paul Verhoeven’s thriller about the Dutch Resistance to Nazi rule, is a cracking movie – and it raises important questions, too.

12 February 2007

Just how ‘charitable’ is Greenpeace?

Thomas Deichmann reports from Germany, where Greenpeace looks set to lose its charity status over its explicitly political campaigning.

12 February 2007

Let the death camps die

Guy Rundle reports from former Nazi camps, where ever-more morbid attempts are being made to preserve buildings, ash pits, even human hair.

6 February 2007

Kosovo gains independence - again?

Under the guise of granting sovereignty, the UN is dumping responsibility for its mess in Kosovo on to the European Union.

17 January 2007

A United Kingdom of Britain and France?

Revelations that the British and French discussed a merger in 1956 have been greeted with guffaws. It’s not that shocking.

Caught up in a new Cold War

When we interviewed Alexander Litvinenko, we had no idea we would end up being branded as Kremlin agents.

30 November 2006

Time to ‘talk turkey’ about Turkey – and the EU

The controversies over Turkey and the West will not be resolved by people hiding their arguments behind the Pope, the Greek Cypriots or the EU.